Xian Weather & Seasons

Xian has a pleasant weather during all year round. It features in a warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate with distinct four seasons and opportune rainfall. You can take a Xian tour during all year around.

Compared to southern area of China, Xian is relatively dry. So when you travel in Xian, please be noticed to drink more water and bring some moisturizing creams. Xian has an average temperature of 13.1 - 13.4 °C. Maximum temperature reaches over 35 °C in July, and minimum temperature keeps about -10 °C in winter. Daily temperature differs much between daytime and night. Xian receives on average 578 mm (22.8 in) of precipitation annually or 48 mm (1.9 in) each month.

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Seasons to Go

Spring in Xian is warm and comfortable. Temperature waves between 6°C and 20°C. Plants grow, flower blooms. And it is mostly sunny. Spring is one of the best seasons to do your tour in Xian with the climbing temperature.

Recommended clothing: trousers, long sleeve and sweater.
Seasonal Activities
Have a leisure walk or biking on the Ancient City Wall to feel more ancient feature of Xian. Go for a stroll in the Xian Exercise Park to experience the blooming spring of Xian. It is an exercising paradise for all walks of people.
Spring in Xian
Summer in Xian is relatively hot. The average temperature waves between 15 °C and 26 °C. It is cool in the early morning and evening but hot in the daytime. There is much rainfall during July and August, covering about 37% of the whole year. Ultraviolet rays are strong. The maximum temperature can reach 34 °C (93 °F). So you are advised to pack sunglasses, sunscreen cream and umbrella with you.

Recommended clothing: T-shirt, trousers.
Seasonal Activities
Summer is hot, but there is a best place to cool down - Xian Natatorium which is newly decorated, and well-equipped. Besides, tasting the delicious local food in Muslim Quarter is a cool go. Also, you can visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses to see the magnificent project of Qin Shihuang – the first emperor in Chinese history. And you can go to Shaanxi History Museum to enjoy the treasurable cultural relics.
Summer in Xian
Autumn from September to November is cool and comfortable to visit Xian. Temperature waves between 10 °C and 23 °C. But there is usually much rainfall in Autumn.

Recommended clothing: T-shirt, trousers, sweater (backup).
Seasonal Activities
Biking on the Ancient City Wall is the best experience in Autumn. It's cool and pleasant. Besides, Mid-Autumn Day gives you a chance to celebrate an authentic festival in China. moreover, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is really beautiful and looks holy under the clear blue sky, where you can learn more about the story of Xuan Zang, a famous monk in China.
Autumn in Xian
Winter in Northern China is usually cold and dry. And Xian is not the other. Daily temperature waves between 0 °C and 12 °C. The extreme temperature can be down below -10 °C. In winter, you have the chance to witness a snowy ancient city. Snow covers the palaces, ancient city wall, towers and pagodas, which is very beautiful.

Recommended clothing: trousers, long sleeve, woolen sweater and down coat(backup).
Seasonal Activities
There are many snowy days in Winter. Some winter programs will be held on the Ancient City Wall. And the Christmas Festival in Xian is also very lively. You can also go to the Bell Tower to hear scheduled crispy tone and imagine and far history in Xian city. Other hot attractions like Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors, etc. are absolutely worth to see in this season.
Winter in Xian

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